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Moon Light World Map

The map below shows where the Moon is visible from the Earth, depending on weather conditions and moon phases.
The white dot Moon symbol symbolizes the position of the Moon, and the yellow sun Sun symbol symbolizes the position of the sun.

Map showing which part of the Earth the Moon is currently above the horizon at.

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Map notes

  • The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 11:42:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.

Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 93%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Next phaseFull MoonSunday, January 27, 2013 at 4:40 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 11:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 04' North, Longitude: 155° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.67 meters/second, 1518.0 km/hour, 943.2 miles/hour or 819.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.72 miwest0° 00' 02.9"0.06 misouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.8"942.94 miwest0° 02' 59.7"3.44 misouth943.10 mi
24 hours11° 40' 28.6"758.67 mieast1° 37' 46.0"112.08 misouth770.68 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandThu 11:42 PM1210 km752 miles653 nmEast E
HagåtñaThu 9:42 PM1325 km823 miles716 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirThu 10:42 PM1491 km927 miles805 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroThu 11:42 PM2246 km1396 miles1213 nmSoutheast SE
YokohamaThu 8:42 PM2282 km1418 miles1232 nmNorthwest NW
TokyoThu 8:42 PM2298 km1428 miles1241 nmNorthwest NW
NagoyaThu 8:42 PM2450 km1522 miles1323 nmNorthwest NW
OsakaThu 8:42 PM2519 km1566 miles1360 nmNorthwest NW
KyotoThu 8:42 PM2522 km1567 miles1362 nmNorthwest NW
KobeThu 8:42 PM2546 km1582 miles1375 nmNorthwest NW

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